U.S. Visas: N-9
An N-9 visa is issued to children of certain officers and employees of international organizations (G visa holders) who have been accorded special immigrant status under section 101(a)(27)(I) or (L).
What are the Requirements for an N-9 Visa?
CHANGE OF STATUS IN THE U.S.:
If the applicant is presently in the United States, in valid status, VISANOW can file an application for a change of status to N-9 with the USCIS.
N-9 APPLICATIONS AT THE U.S. CONSULATE:
If the applicant is residing outside of the United States, the applicant will submit Form DS-156 and possibly Form DS-157 to the Consular office in the country where he/she resides.
Can N-9 Visa Holders be Employed?
A non-immigrant admitted in, or granted, N status is authorized to accept employment without the need for requesting such authorization, and without restriction as to location or type of employment.
How Long is the N-9 Visa Valid?
An N-9 visa holder can be admitted for an initial period not to exceed 3 years. Extensions may be granted in multiples not exceeding 3 years each.
N-9 status terminates when the “child” ceases to be a child for the purposes of U.S. immigration law – i.e. when the child marries or turns 21 years old.